Have You Played Today?

I’ve been at home on maternity leave with both of my girls for almost ten months now. Today, I was thinking back to the first day at home with both of them, alone, and how terrified I was. I still have days when I wake up in a panic because I don’t know what I am going to do with them for the 11 hours that my husband is away.

Then I take a deep breath, and I calmly say one word to myself. ‘Play’.

When all else fails, and I can’t come up with an idea to save my life, I start by playing. After that, things start to fall in to place, meals are made and served, children are dressed, books are read, music is danced to, baths are had and my day seems to just fit together.

Twitter Welcome and Giveaway
KINDER has been reminding parents to take time for play each day, and now, they are taking their message to Twitter with a wonderful giveaway. Kinder will be giving away a total of 1,000 free KINDER Surprise Eggs. That is 100 a day from today, Monday March 19th to 23rd and 26th through 30th. Make sure you follow them on Twitter at @KinderCanada and tweet with the hashtag #HaveYouPlayedToday during those times to be eligible to receive a free egg.

A Joy to Share Campaign
This Easter, KINDER® has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network to develop ‘A Joy to Share’. This program supports Children’s Miracle Network member hospitals, and you can help, by purchasing KINDER® Seasonal Easter Products. I’ve seen these while shopping and they come with some pretty cute plush toys. You can also make a donation directly to  the Children’s Miracle Network on the KINDER Canada Facebook page by accessing the ‘A Joy to Share’ tab.

While on the KINDER Canada Facebook page, you can also stop in at the ‘Miracle Kids’ tab to read some pretty inspirational stories from some amazing ‘hero moms’ and share some of your own stories.

So, on days that you can’t seem to pull it together parents, what do you do?

Disclosure: I’m part of the Kinder® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Sheri Landry
Sheri publishes, and writes at This Bird’s Day where she shares all of the thoughts in her head without the voices. Sticking mainly with content for Canadians, Sheri shares family stories, product information and anything that fits into her (and her family’s) daily activities.
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